Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ARCH1101 Stairs, Materiality & Scheme YouTube Video

TM Projects- Stairs
viewed 29 March 2010, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj9PDhOnww8

ARCH1101 Sketchup Model with the Artists at Work

Above ground:
Piccinini- Ornamental
Texture- Aromatic

Ground level: Gallery
Texture- Transparent

Below ground:
Swallow- Consumerism
Texture- Precious

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ARCH1101 Custom Textures

Above: Piccinini- Possession, Itemise, Ornamental
Below: Swallow- Consumerism, Upgrade, Collectible

Ground Level Textures

Above Ground Textures: Piccinini- Ornamental

Below Ground Textures: Swallow- Consumerism

Saturday, March 20, 2010

ARCH1101 Sketchup Model of the New Datum with Stairs

Above ground stairs taken from below: Piccinini-Ornamental
(The actual Sketchup Model does not coincide with the initial sketch below, for it did not integrate well into the model of the datum.)

Below ground stairs taken from below: Swallow-Consumerism
(The structure that supports the landing in the Sketchup Model was modified from below to continue the organic shape motif below ground, drawing a relationship between the three design spaces.)

ARCH1101 Stairs Sectional Sketches

Above ground stairs: Piccinini-Ornamental

Below ground stairs: Swallow-Consumerism

Sunday, March 14, 2010

ARCH1101 Secional Sketches of Carlo Scarpa's Stair

Taken from the slide below:Reference: Heavy Stair- Carlo Scarpa (Slides 24-25), Russell Lowe Powerpoint Lecture Week 2, viewed 10 March 2010

ARCH1101 Sketchup Model of Datum Sectional Sketch

Taken from the top datum sketch shown below:Piccinini: Ornamental
Swallow: Consumerism

ARCH1101 Datum Sectional Sketches

Piccinini: Possession, Itemise, Ornamental
Swallow: Consumerism, Upgrade, Collectible

Friday, March 5, 2010

ARCH1101 Three Artists> Three Artworks

Piccinini: Possession, Itemise, Ornamental
Reference: Team WAF (Precautions), 2003, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Australia, viewed 5 March 2010, http://www.roslynoxley9.com.au/images/galleries/PiccininiVeniceBien_2003/021.jpg

Swallow: Consumerism, Upgrade, Collectible
Reference: iMan Prototypes, 2001, Darren Knight Gallery, Australia, viewed 5 March 2010, http://www.darrenknightgallery.com/artists/swallow/otherwork/02.jpg

Goodwin: Alteration, Expose, Archeological
Reference: The image, "Soho Horse with Rider" (Sturgeon, G. 1991, Contemporary Australian Sculpture, Craftsman House, Australia.)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

ARCH1101 Initial Task

A. My Most Creative Endeavour
"Where the Bloody Hell Are You?"
2009 Visual Arts HSC Major Work

I love a good mango. Migrating from the Philippines to Australia in 2002, all I wanted was to enjoy a mango. Mangoes taste different in Australia. Everything was different in Australia; shattered expectations of Australian society numbed my sense of sight, smell, taste and touch. Australians seemed to me to take everything for granted. Through the making of this work, I was reliving my childhood memories with the luscious and golden mango and my journeys between my two homes. The growth cycle of the mango echoes my journey of discovery of who I was, who I am and who I will be. Through my art making practice, I have added "flavour, vision and truth to my world," continually aspiring to be the "salt of the earth" and "the light of the world."

B. Great Piece of Architecture
Buntun Bridge, Cagayan Valley, Tuguegarao, Philippines
Reference: Buntun Bridge, 2008, flickr, Philippines, viewed 3 March 2010, http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/2571894760_79a3af987d.jpg

The bridge my family crossed during special ocassions and memorable road trips to the capital city, Manila. I remember trying count the number of posts with my siblings while passing by! Suprisingly enough it is the 2nd longest bridge in the Philippines. Its the kind of architecture that takes your eyes off from its surroundings when trying to pass time as a child.

C. Something Beautiful
The lone duck at Botanic Gardens 2008 =)

In search of a concept for my HSC major work, I packed my camera and embarked on an adventure to the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens. Minutes before deciding to pack up and leave, I spotted a lone duck and decided to follow it. After 10mins of looking weird following the duck, I finally captured what I'm proud to say as my favourite photo of all time. There is just something so harmonious and intriguing about how I captured this duck! Is it the different shades of green, the clarity of the blades of grass or the way the duck stares at me? I simply don't know!